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dorner barricaded himself inside a cabin and opened fire. the cabin suddenly caught fire and burned to the ground. the sheriff's department says unidentified human remains have been found inside. now edward lawrence is in big bear this morning. good morning, edward. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. investigators were just able to going side the cabin this morning and find out there were human remains of a body. they'll have to use forensic testing to positively i.d. exactly who the body is but they do believe it's christopher dorner. sources tell cbs news christopher dorner is inside this bushed out cabin. police cannot yet identify the body, but they do believe dorner was inside when the cabin caught fire. police had the cabin surrounded at the time. >> and there's no indication at all that he escaped during the fire. >> we believe he's still inside
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the cabin, yes. >> reporter: the police picked up his trail tuesday after someone reported being carjacked. >> mr. dorner jumped out in front of my truck, and he stopped me at gunpoint. he said i don't want to hurt you. he said get out, walk up the road, and take your dog with you. cbs reporter carter evens captured the fire fight on his cell phone camera. two police officers were hit. one is now dead. the other wounded. officials focused their search on the big bear area after the police found his pickup truck burning in the woods here. police went door to door searching cabins for the suspect, but bless learn head didn't get very far from where his truck was found. >> the cabin he was hiding out in, and we don't know for how long, it could have been for some time, was actually across the street from the police command post where they'd been running this operation from. >> reporter: dorner is believed to have killed four people since
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february 3rd. he posted a manifesto on facebook claiming he was seeking revenge for being fired from the lapd. until the remains can be positively identified, the lapd says that they will continue protective details on 50 families. officers and their families who are named in the manifesto that dorner wrote, and those protective details will last, again, until the body is positively identified. reporting live near big bear edward lawrence. anne-marie? >> edward lawrence thank you very much. well a determined president obama pressed his political agenda during his state of the union address. there was little compromise during last night's one-hour speech as the president pushed congress to push an issue ranging from gun control. he goes to north carolina to further outline his proposal. al just released cbs news poll found 52% approve of the job president obama is doing, but 54% believe the country is on
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the wrong track. susan mcginnis is in washington. good morning, susan. >> hey, good morning, anne-marie. yeah, the president seemed emboldened and unyielding last night. he fleshed out lots of the themes from tin august rail address talking about how to get the middle class thriving again and talking about how to revive the economy and also unveiled some new initiative including universal preschool and voting initiativess and raising the minimum wage burke he gave the speech before a deeply divided congress many of whom believe when it comes to the nation's problems, government is not the solution. >> fellow americans -- >> president obama used the first state of the union address of his second term to send a message to lawmakers, get to work. >> the american people don't expect government to solve every problem, but they do expect us to put the nation's interests before party. >> the hour-long speech focused mainly on domestic and economic issues and on the need for a
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divided congress to compromise. he said political brinksmanship, threats of shutdown and unilateral spending hurts the nation. >> let's agree to keep the government open and pay our bills on time and always uphold the full faith and credit of it the united states of america. >> the president drew strong applause when he announced 34,000 troops would return from afghanistan by this time next year, half the u.s. force there. he also got a standing ovation when he talked about gun laws. the president said bills on background checks and large magazines are being discussed and that lawmakers owe it to victims of gun violence to bring them to the floor. >> they deserve a vote. gabby giffords deserves a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote. >> in the republican response florida senator marco rubio said the president's economic plans
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would hurt the middle class. >> mr. president obama, i don't oppose your plans because i want to protect the rich. i want to oppose the plan because i want to protect our neighbors. >> president obama will make his case to the american people with rallies later this week in georgia and illinois. now, in an indication of how willing republicans are to compromise house speaker john boehner said yesterday immigration is about the only item on the president's list that has a chance of passing this year. anne-marie? >> susan mcginnis in washington. thank you. well, the president also pushed his case for quick action on immigration reform. mr. obama called for stronger border security and a responsible pathway to earned citizenship. >> we know what needs to be done. and as we speak, bipartisan groups in both chambers are working diligently to draft a bill and i applaud their efforts, so let's get this done. send me a comprehensive immigration bill in the next few months and i'll sign it right away, and america will be better for it.
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let's get it done. the president's proposals like immigration reform face a divided congress including a house that has an agenda of its own. nancy cordes has more. >> the republicans are not reacting so positively to the president's state of the union address as they did to his inaugural address. this time their address has been more muted and they did rise and applause a few times during his speech when he talked about immigration reform and some of his job creation proposals, when he talked about ending the war in afghanistan, and when he talked about improving health care for soldiers and veterans. but there are a number of things that he called for that will be very difficult to get through a republican-controlled house, most notably gun control measures, particularly when it comes to an assault weapons ban, but also some of his immigration ideas, some of his ideas when it comes to minimum wage which he
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said he'd like to see come to $9 an hour. republicans are saying let's see what you can get through the democratically controlled senate fit and then we'll consider your proposal. nancy cordes cbs news, capitol hill. well, coming up on "cbs morning news," continuing coverage of the state of the union. we'll talk with gop leaders republican senator marco rubio and paul ryan about the president's address. >> and coming up on the "morning news," we'll meet the winner of the world's most famous dog show, but first, new revelations about the pope. learn more about benedict's medical history as the vatican prepares to choose his successor. this is the "cbs morning news." and now hot pink toes. seems tough for a tough dog like duke. but when it has anything to do with gwen, he's putty in her hands. for a love this strong duke's family only feeds him iams. compared to other leading brands it has 50% more animal protein... help keep his body as strong as a love that can endure anything... even every fashion trend. iams. keep
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well, this is one of the toughest jobs in new orleans, getting partiers off the street at the end of mardi gras. at midnight police tried to clear bourbon street but the crowd stepped aside briefly, and then they got back to having fun. well the end of fat tuesday ushers in ash wednesday, the
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first day of lent for catholics around the world. this morning pope benedict will make his first public appearance since announcing his resignation. it's a time of uncertainty for the church which faces the challenge of picking the next pope. allen pizzey reports. >> reporter: the day after the momentous news st. peter's square was unusually quiet, and while cardinals began to informally debate who would replace the 85-year-old pope the vatican revealed benedict has a pacemaker. he got it before he was elected and the battery was replaced only a few months ago. in the wake of announcing he would resign, he'll stay in the background. which is what he'll do when the conclave debates his successor according to paypal spokesman father federico lombardi. >> the pope is a very discreet person. pope benedict xvi will surely say absolutely nothing. >> reporter: he'll report back
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to his backyard the former convent inside vatican city. the pope ordered renovations last summer, another sign that his decision to step down was made months ago. his successor will have to re-energize the church according to monsignor anthony sigerato of. >> the main thing is to attract people to the faith. that's why the church is in business. >> reporter: benedict will celebrate his last mass on ash wednesday. it will be held in st. peter's square in anticipation of crowds slowing up to say good-bye to the pope who decided it was time to go. allen pizzey, cbs news, vatican city. well the mother of a little boy held hostage for nearly a week in an underground bunker in alabama is speaking out. ethan's mom spoke with dr. phil. ethan's captor was killed in the rage to rescue the 6-year-old. kirkland said her son told her
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the army came in and shot a very bad man. >> he has said a few things now. i know that he is having a very hard time sleeping soundly. he flings his arms and tosses and turns, and he's cried out a few times. >> authorities say dykes shot and killed ethan's bus driver before kidnapping the boy. well, straight ahead, your wednesday's weather, and in this morning's "moneywatch," the rising cost of gas a look at just how high prices might go. gas, just how high prices might go. those hands. oooh la la! what's your secret? dawn? [ female announcer ] dawn hand renewal with olay beauty improves the look and feel of hands in 5 uses. love it or get double your money back.
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. new york, expect snow and rain. miami, partly sunny, a high of 84. chicago and dallas, mostly sunny, 41 and 60. los angeles, lots of sunshine, a high of 69. and time for a check of the national forecast. another round of storms rolls through the south. isolated tornadoes are possible in some areas. parts of texas to the carolinas could get 4 inches of rain or more. light snow is expected in the northeast and midwest. and look for rain in parts of northwest. now on the "cbs moneywatch," how high will gas prices go, and good news for your airline luggage. erica ferrari is here in new york with that and more. good morning, erica. >> good morning, anne-marie. japanese stocks stumbled as the yen strengthened against the dollar. tokyo's nikkei fell 1%. south korea's co-see added 1.5%.
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hong kong's hang seng is closed for the holiday. another surge on wall street. two big consumer brands avon and clothing maker michael kors helped push stocked toward record territory. the dow pushed 47 points to just over 14,000. it's now 114 points of the all-time high set in october of 2007. the nasdaq fell 5. gas prices keep going up. aaa says the cost for a gallon of gas nationwide is now $3.60. that's up 7 cents in one week and 30 cents in the last month, and it could get worse. the government says gas prices should peak at an average of $3.73 a gallon in may. comcast will buy the rest of nbcuniversal from ge way ahead of schedule. the cable company will purchase the remaining 49% for $16.7 billion. comcast will also buy nbc's 30
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rockefeller plaza for $1.4 billion. comcast has owned a majority stake of nbcuniversal since january 2011. and good news for travelers. according to a new government report, airlines lost fewer bags last year. the nation's airlines lost or damaged three bags for about every 1,000 passengers. that's an 8% drop from 2011. some critics suggest that the decline is because more passengers are using carry-on luggage. anne-marie? >> i could see that. thank you, erica. wrestling just got pinned by the international olympic committee. the isle sea voted as to to toss the sport out of the 2020 games. wrestling has been part of the modern-day olympics since 1896, but they can vote to get back in when the it in committee meets again in may. when we return, doggy drama. we'll meet the finalist at if westminster kennel club dog show including the pooch who was named top banana. was named top banana.
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a dangerous standoff comes to a violent end. a charred body believed to be christopher dorner is found in a burned-out cabin. plus: developing news in the east bay. police activity has shut down several streets in pittsburg. what we're learning about why several people were arrested. and laying down the gauntlet. the president outlines his second term agenda before a deeply divided congress. join us for kpix 5 news this morning... beginning at 4:30. good morning. it's
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well, here's a look at the forecast in some cities around the country. washington, d.c. can expect rain, 48. atlanta, 58 the high. st. louis, partly sunny, 50. denver, sunny, 46. seattle, showers and 50 the high. best in show at the 137th westminster kennel club dog show went to a little black dog who is starting his retirement on a high note. marlie hall was there with all the action. >> reporter: banana joe, an affenpinscher is top dog at the westminster kennel club dog show. he took the title, beating out an american sheepdog, a hound, a german wire-haired dog, and a smooth fox terrier terrier.
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dog lovers had mixed reaction. >> the after enpincher was a little black beauty simply adorable. >> the affenpinscher was a cute dog. >> reporter: not your kind of dog. >> not my kind of dog. >> reporter: banana joe beat 128 dogs to win. it takes a lot of hard work to get here. canine competitors undergo intensive grooming, a regimen, and even a campaign to get familiar with the judges. the runner-up an old english sheepdog named swagger actually drew more cheers from the crowd than the affenpinscher. young swagger is knew to the competitive world and his handler said hi showed like a rock star. >> this is a hard show for dogs that are even -- dogs that have been showing for three, four years, let alone a dog that's 20 months old and has only been to four dog shows in his life. >> reporter: while swagger is just beginning hiss career, banana joe is beginning to
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retire. he's heading back to his owners in the netherlands and a post show victory lap. marlie hall for cbs news in york. >> he doesn't just have beauty. he also has brains. according to his own eric he understands four different languages. i'm just saying. >> coming up on the "cbs morning news" news", republican congressman marco rubio and paul ryan. i'm anne-marie green. this is the "cbs morning news." maybe today you'll run some errands maybe another headache will get in the way. if you have migraines with 15 or more headache days a month, you're living a maybe life. and you may have chronic migraine. go to to find a headache specialist. and don't live a maybe life.
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a group of y a group of young musicians from afghanistan is on a special two-week tour here in the united states. it's the first orchestra created in afghanistan in more than three decades. as seth doane reports, it's performing on some of the country's biggest stages. >> reporter: milad yousufi grew up in war-torn afghanistan, and although he did not have a piano, he did have an
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imagination. >> i was drawing a piano on paper and then i was playing it. >> reporter: wait a second. you drew a picture of a piano and pretended to play it? >> yeah, yeah. >> reporter: because there was no access to a piano. >> yeah, yeah. >> reporter: no access because the taliban who was in control for five years banned all religious music. >> if they knew you were listening to the music, they probably would kill you because they did not like music. >> reporter: today the taliban is out of power and 18-year-old yousufi is making up for lost time. he's joined afghanistan's first youth orchestra, which thanks to american funding is on tour in the u.s. >> afghan music is three plus four. >> reporter: we met as they practiced with the maryland youth orchestra. >> how is it to play with american students? >> it's wonderful really. i learn everything from everyone.
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>> reporter: the orchestra is the brainchild of ahmed sarmast. he fled afghanistan during taliban ruchlt he returned in 2008 with the mission of reviving the arts by opening a music school. it's impossible to have a cultural life when you do not have access to music. >> reporter: why is music so important? >> the power of music is so important for the healing of people. >> reporter: his students are ages 10 to 21. half are orphans or street kids. and in a country where women typically have few opportunities, they make up a third of the music school. >> we can play music, we can play our music, and we can speak in a common language of humanity, which is the language of music. >> reporter: on this night, that language resonated throughout washington's famed kennedy center. 48 musicians playing vivaldi and
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longing for their own season of change, an afghanistan without war. seth doane, cbs news, washington. well, coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," a live report from the scene of a deadly standoff believed to involve fugitive christopher dorner. we'll hear from former lapd chief bill bratton. and a wrap-up of president obama's state of the union address. we'll talk with marco rubio who differ delivered the republican response. that's the "cbs morning news" for this wednesday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. -- captions by vitac --
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and i'm michelle griego. time is 4: >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald. good morning, everyone. it is wednesday, february 13. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now just about 4:30. let's get a check on the weather with lawrence. >> patchy fog out there now, lots of sunshine coming our way and i may have found a raindrop in the forecast. we'll talk about that coming up, liz. >> drama. all right. outside now, a lot of overnight roadwork including stretches of 880 into san leandro. we'll show you where lanes are blocked coming up. we begin with some breaking news from southern california. the manhunt for a former cop appears to be over. fugitive christopher dorner is believed to have died after a shootout in a cabin near big bear. you're looking at some video right now of the s.w.a.t. team moving in. forensic testing is going to
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determine if the remains found in that burned-out cabin are those of dorner. they have to test it. the cabin caught fire after it was surrounded by officers. this all happened in the angeles oaks area. this is of san bernardino county. that's just south of big bear lake about 20 miles from where dorner's burning truck was found last week. we go live to san bernardino county now. cbs reporter edward lawrence is on the scene where dorner is believed to have killed another law enforcement officer before his apparent death. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, frank and michelle. wish i had better news about that. four bodies now, four murders, have been attributed to christopher dorner according to police here. sheriffs confirm they found a body's remains inside the burned-out home. investigators didn't go into the home for hours. they were concerned about live ammunition that could go off. obviously concerned about their safety. that home burned for about 2 hours yester
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